Operator-Grain Elevator

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Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location: Fairmont City, IL -Illinois, US, 62201

Company: Bunge

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, vacation time and opportunity to progress.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:

•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect

•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient

•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably

Assist in operations of a grain facility. Also assist in all other aspects of grain shipping, receiving, handling and storage.


Essential functions:

  • This position is expected to assist all areas of the unloading, loading and transferring of grain and grain products which may include but not be limited to barge, truck and rail operations
  • Must develop a knowledge of the product you are dealing with and its hazardous properties
  • Must be aware of and follow all applicable safety and environmental regulations with respect to the product you are handling
  • Understand the proper operation of conveyance equipment that is utilized in the shipping, receiving and transferring of grain and grain products and the associated safety systems of that equipment
  • Immediately notifies supervisor of any irregularities. Assist in performing maintenance work as required. Visually monitors grain and grain products for irregularities and takes proper action when discovered
  • Responsible for properly and accurately recording all applicable documentation for this roles
  • Follow established policies and procedures, along with proper communication, when operating grain handling equipment
  • Become knowledgeable of grain storage locations and the capacity of each.
  • Learn the gauging and reporting of product levels in grain storage, barge, trucks and railcars if applicable
  • Perform all duties in a safe and environmentally compliant manner
  • Monitors grain handling equipment conditions on a routine frequency (daily equipment checks)
  • Collect proper grain and grain product samples for testing when needed.
  • Housekeeping as related, but not limited to, the cleanliness and orderliness of the grain handling area (tunnels, head house, concrete grounds, grass areas, etc), as well as any areas within the plant as delegated by position supervisor
  • Understand how to safely shutdown and isolate equipment for maintenance using Lock Out Tag Out procedures
  • Keep current and maintain all training requirements for the position
  • Immediately reporting of any accidents and/or injuries
  • Assist in all other grain handling functions including but not limited to grain receiving and shipping via truck, barge and rail if applicable
  • Operation of the skid loader, front end loader, yard tractor, lawnmower, and other location specific equipment etc
  • Understand and learn all aspects of grain and grain products shipping and receiving
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a highly quality controlled environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safety conscious environment
  • Some mechanical background including the ability to recognize signs of operation failure
  • Basic written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with other facility personnel


Physical Requirements:

  • Walking
  • Walking on catwalks at a variety of heights
  • Climbing stairs and ladders
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Shoveling product
  • Entering and working in confined spaces
  • Working at heights up to 200 ft. with appropriate safety equipment
  • Working outdoors in a broad range of climate conditions
  • working over water


This is a contract role through a third-party, which has the possibility of becoming a full-time direct hire position.  

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

Job Segment: Facilities, Sustainable Agriculture, Shipping and Receiving, Equipment Operator, Front End, Operations, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technology

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